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The (little-known) route to patent revocation

All too frequently, a business discovers a competitor’s patent lurking in the wings, standing in the way of a new project or commercial product. However a very small percentage of those businesses know that patent revocation actions before the UK Intellectual Property Office can play a fundamental part in securing...

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Amazon and Apple Health Clinics

2018 saw Amazon and Apple both announce plans to open health clinics for their employees. These two companies are giants of the technology industry, but they each have very different approaches to doing business. It is, therefore, worth considering each company’s motivations and how this might affect the medical industry...

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Theragnosis: does the patent system account for autonomous treatment in medtech?

If you’ve been following academic and media discussion of medtech innovation over the past year, you’ll likely have detected mounting excitement about the concept of theragnosis. A portmanteau of the words ‘therapy’ and ‘diagnosis’, theragnosis is a recently-emerged field focusing on the combined execution of diagnostic tests and targeted therapy...

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Medtech innovation through the ages – from artificial hearts to artificial intelligence

Healthcare and technology are intrinsically linked. Whether through the development of new drugs or the design and manufacture of more sophisticated devices to examine, diagnose, monitor conditions and administer treatment, technology in one form or another has always been right at the heart of healthcare delivery. Last year the UK...

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British software in China – Intellectual Property and Industrial Software considerations

The UK Intellectual Property Office recently published a guide for British companies looking to provide software to projects or customers in China to help identify and mitigate potential intellectual property (IP) risk. It is a useful high-level read that is applicable to different offerings of software, whether as part of...

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